Weathering by the solar wind creates a small hair iron crystals in the Asteroid perplexed by the “iron-lash” – scinexx

Surprising discovery: In the samples from the asteroid Itokawa, researchers have identified a previously unknown phenomenon – that of the powder granules are coated with a small amount of iron in the hair. This is the metal from the hair, and is apparently caused by the solar wind, leaving the space station, and the area … Read more